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in pakistan, after an outspoken 14-year-old was shot by the taliban for promoting education for girls. >> woodruff: and we examine new evidence that lance armstrong was at the center of a sophisticated professional doping program, including testimony from his former teammates. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the supreme court heard arguments today in one of the most closely watched cases of the term. it marked a return to the decades-long legal debate over affirmative action. the scene outside the supreme court building made clear just how anticipated this case has been. for the first time in nearly a decade, the justices are considering whether it's constitutional for universities to use race in deciding who they admit. the suit was brought by abigail fisher-- a white, honor ro
must remain in prison, in russia. in pakistan, a 13-year-old has been shot in the head by the taliban. >> we are in a global race today. that means an hour of reckoning for countries like ours to sink or swim, do or decline. >> it's midday in london, 4:00 in the afternoon iis, bad. 1:00 in the afternoon in madrid. the spanish red cross has launched its first campaign to help those living within property within its own borders. in the past its helped poor people around the world. last year the charity helped 2 million people in spain. but the harshest economic crisis has pushed another of 300,000 into poverty. tom is in madrid. >> the spanish red cross is one of the best known charities here, known for helping international causes, disaster- stricken or property-stricken countries abroad. it's the first time they've launched an appeal to help spanish people affected by spain's economic crisis. 300,000 people in spain are now very vulnerable and need help in the form of food handouts. it represents the work of many other charities across the country which is increasing because of the ec
jung from busan. >>> the shooting by the taliban of a 14-year-old pakistani girl is drawing international attention. malala yusde had been speaking out about the need to educate girls which the taliban opposes. she was shot and critically wounded on tuesday on her way home from school in pakistan. several men stopped a cool bus and opened fire. she was taken to a military hospital where she's said to be unconscious and in serious condition. the taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack. a resurgence of islamist militancy in the region began about five years ago. extremists have since attacked schools for girls, forcing many of them to close. teenage activist had been writing about such illegal acts by the taliban on her british media-backed blog. the international community expressing outrage and strongly condemning the shooting. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton praised yusdea campaign for women's rights. >> she was attacked and shot by extremists who don't want gills to have an education and don't want girls to speak for themselves and don't want girls to bec
-year-old activist shot by the taliban. -- marking the very first girl'' day. >> we will be right back. don't go away. >> welcome back, everybody. thursday marks the first-ever international day of the girl. >> the united nations designated the day to stress the importance of in powering girls and ensuring their rights. girl's face all kinds of violence, discrimination, and abuse in the world. >> like the young activist from pakistan who is fighting right now for her life. >> the 14-year-old was shot in her head and neck on her way home from school. doctors had to operate on her for hours. for years, she had been a thorn in the side of the pakistani taliban. she defied them by campaigning for better education for girls and openly criticized the extremists. where she lives, girls were long forbidden from going to school. islamic militants battled the government for control over the region for years. many admire how malala spoke out against talibani rule. >> we pray for her and that others can embrace her views. >> women's protests have been gaining momentum in morocco as well. the fate
. >> it is a new era for these girls. now learning to play cricket. they have had to stay at home if the taliban were still in power. curious about me and keen to talk, but outside, they face many restrictions and uncertainty about their future after nato forces pull out. this is one example of the progress has been getting a high school in the past 10 years, but in the rural and less secure areas, there are millions that are not getting any kind of education and are under pressure to get married while still a school age. it is tough being a girl in afghanistan, but they are making a much bigger market. >> for more on the efforts of girls around the globe to get an education, i am joined by the ceo of women for women international. we have had two different sides of the same story, the girl's struggle for education and want to start by asking you about her. you have family in pakistan. how common is it for girls to be targeted when they try to get an education? >> is not common for girls to be targeted when they tried to get an education. pakistan has made tremendous progress in educating girls
injured pakistani girl who has become an international symbol of courage. the taliban gunned down the 14-year-old last week. her crime, speaking out about her right to go to school. 38 suspects are now under arrest. cnn's resa has more on the attack that shocked a nation and a world. >> reporter: blood stains covered the seats of an old canopy pickup truck. her and her classmates road together to get home from school. this is where she was sitting when gunman shot her in the head. her friend was sitting next to her, she says, when one of the attackers stopped the truck. another came around the back. gun in hand. "when we saw the gun, we started screaming." he ask ed, who is she but he recognized her and malala fell down but he kept firing. that's when my friend and i got injured. she is recovering from a bullet wound to the hand. the 14-year-old malala who had a high-profile blog critical of the taliban is clinging to life, following major surgery. the passenger truck now part of an intense investigation to find the gunman. the pakistani government under increasing pressure to solve the
by denigrating the prophet mohamed. the taliban is trying to seize the opportunity to increase its leverage. at the meeting in brussels, the defense ministers agreed to continue tasks after pulling troops out such as training local, army, and police personnel. they also decided to draw up complex withdrawal plans by early next year, including the number of personnel and budget. as the date for complete exit approaches, it is imperative for nato to restore security in afghanistan or criticism of the exit plan will intensify. takashi ichinose, nhk world, brussels. >>> criticism is mounting against an insurgent attack on a teenage pakistani girl. the backlash is not limited to pakistan as members of the international community are expressing outrage at the shooting. >> translator: we are very sad that an attack targeted a harmless girl who was just seeking her right to an education. >> translator: such an assault on innocent people is not allowed in islam or any other religion. women and children should not become targets. neither should innocent or unarmed civilians. >> reuters reports that t
.s. apologized for americans urinating on taliban corpses? >> what we should not be apologizing for are standing up for our values. which we should not be doing is saying to the egyptian people, mubarak is cracking down on them, that he is a good guy. and the next day, sank you what to go. wsip not be rejecting claims for more security -- we should not be rejecting claims for more security. we need more marines in benghazi. there were requests for extra security, those requests were not honored. this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya, a country we knew we had al qaeda there. al qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa. we did not give our ambassador in because the -- in benghazi a marine detachment. we should not apologize for our values. look at all the various issues out there. the vice president talks about sanctions in iran. >> i would like to move to iran. there is really no bigger national security issue in this country. but president obama and governor romney said it will prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapons even if that means military action. last week,
on taliban corpses? >> oh, gosh yes. urinating on taliban corpses. >> burning korans? >> what we should not apologizing for is standing up for our values or saying to the egyptian people that mubarak is a good guy and the next week say he ought to go. we should not reject claims for calls for more security. we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need more forces for security. there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. look, this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya. a country we knew we had al qaeda cells there, as we know al qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa. and we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachment? of course there's an investigation so we can make sure this never happens again. but when it comes to speaking up for our values, we should not apologize for those. here's the problem. look at all the various issues out there, and it's unraveling before our eyes. the vice president talking about sanctions on iran. >> let's move to iran. i would like to move to iran. there's
-old activist who survived an assassination attempt by the the taliban. now dozens of people have been arrested in the case. >>> moving times, space shuttle "endeavour" begins a two-day, 12-mile trip on the streets of l.a. we're taking you there live. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon in for carol co costello. glad it's friday. i know you were up late, watching the debate. all it needed was a ring announcer, right? prime time slug fest known as the vice presidential debate lives up or down to expectations. in this corner, joe biden, the experienced brawler, squaring off with the challenger, up and comer, paul ryan. both men trying to win on points. both men doling out punishment. listen to this. >> you can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve these important preferences for middle class taxpayers. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times actually. jack kennedy lowered tax increase growth rate. >> now you're jack kennedy? >> so who won? we
handled here. >>> a 14-year-old girl shot by the taliban in pakistan is said to be improving now. her name is malala yousafzai. she was moved to a better hospital today. the taliban shot her on a school bus on tuesday. they didn't like the fact of her internet blogs promoting the education of girls. nbc has more now on the work to help that child. >> reporter: just three days after being gunned down by the taliban, 14-year-old malala yousafzai is already showing significant signs of improvement. today doctors have her stable enough to move her to a military facility just outside the capital of islamabad. it's better equipped, better resources and more importantly doctors say has a specialized pediatric care unit better suited for malala's recovery. she remains unconscious and on ventilator support, but now doctors say they can put her chances at survival at 70%. >> the whole of this country should be ashamed of themselves if they don't stand up to these guys. she's somebody's daughter. >> reporter: people continue to show support across the country, rallying for malala's country, they say
of the taliban. recently, a pakistan major- general acknowledged for the first time officially that the numbers of people is relatively low who are killed. just to get into that in a little bit more detail, under president obama, this seems to be a shift away from al qaeda. about 25% of the targets were al qaeda, 40% were taliban. that was under torture of the bush. under obama, just over 50% for taliban targets. the number of military leaders who have been killed has been declining overall. it has only been 2%. 49 militant leaders have been killed. this initially seem to be designed to kill military leaders. we calculated somewhere between 1300 of roughly 2300 militants have been killed. we calculate the civilian casualty rate, 33% under president bush, dropped to close to 2% under president obama. this is a controversial point. some people have criticized us for our claim or our finding case on reliable medium reported. 2% are called on known. no one is criticizing us except the defenders of the drone program. 3% under president bush. some of these drone attacks, it seems to get lost in the c
. >> and the arrest made in the shooting of a 14-year-old in pakistan shot by the taliban for western thinking. what doctors are saying about her. >> there is a live look at interstate 880. this is right near the bay bridge. from there is road work on the harrison street off ramp. that may slow you down. watch out for that. we will watch the roads for you. it's 7:40 and this is mornings on 2. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. to really help our schools, vote yes on thirty-eight. . >>> good morning. what a beautiful sight for sore eyes waking up with mostly sunny skies as we look toward the golden gate. a not able warm up in store for the weekend. >> new this morning the leader of al-qaeda is calling for a holy war against the united states and israel. he praised the muslim who stormed the embassy last month and killed four americans. he is urging muslims to strike back because of the anti islamic film innocence of muslims. he blasted the united states for excusing the film to be made. >> police say several have been arrested in c
korans and urinating on taliban corpse. >> ryan: oh god, yes. what we should not apologize for is for standing up for our values and saying the egyptian people while he is cracking down on them that he is a good guy and the next way say he has got to go. we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need more security. there were requests and those requests for more security were not honored. this was libya, a country we knew we had al-qaeda there. we know al-qaeda is on the rise in africa. and we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachment. here is the problem. look at all of the various issues out there, and it's unravelling before our eyes. the vice president talks about sanctions in iran -- i would like to move to iran. >> ryan: absolutely. >> both president obama and governor romney have said they will prevent iran from getting a nuke even if they means military action. last week former defense secretary said a strike on iran's facilities would not work and quote, could prove catastrophic haunting us for gener
? should the u.s. apologize for u.s. marines urinating on taliban corpses? >> oh, gosh, yes. urinating on taliban corpses, what we should not apologize for-- what we should not be apologizing for are standing up for our values. what we should not be doing is saying to the egyptian people while mubarak is cracking down on them that he is a good guy. and then the next week say he ought to go. what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our baracks, in our marine-- we need marines in benghazi. when the commander on the ground says we node more forces for security there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. look, this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya. a country we knew we hadl qaeda cllsthe, as we know al qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa. and we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachment? of course there's an investigation so we can make sure that this never happens again. but when it comes to speak up for our values, we should not apologize for those. here's the problem. lo
obama, there seems to be a shift away from apartheid that towards more taliban targets. about 25% of targets were all tied up, 40% were taliban to the expense -- the number of militant leaders who have been cleared -- killed has been declining over the life of the program. 49 militant leaders have been killed in the strikes. this program was designed to has those leaders, but it' killed people who cannot be constrained to be militant leaders. 1300 to 2300 militants have been killed. lower-level combatants. we calculate the civilian casualty rate, which was 33% under bush, has dropped to two% under president obama. -- 2%. our methodology has been exactly the same. some will criticize us for our plan. -- for our claims. based on our research, only 2% of the casualties were civilians. we are finding with the exact same methodology that the civilian casualty rates was about 3% under bush. the drone attacks get lost in the comfort -- coverage. the pakistan the taliban has killed almost 30,000 people in the last several years. one of the leaders of the pakistan the taliban was killed i
about a 14-year-old pakistani girl who survived an assassination attack by the taliban. she moved her limbs today according to a pakistani military spokesperson. children in pakistan and beyond praying for her swift recovery. she is well known for blogging about how girls should have rights in pakistan. she defended the rights of girls to go to school where she lives in the taliban heavy valley. her writing earned her pakistan's first national peace prize. she was riding home in a school van on tuesday when gunmen shot her in the neck. doctors say malala is in stable but critical condition. she's unconscious and on a ventilator, her family is terrified to give away the location fearing that taliban members who would gun down a teenager wouldn't hesitate to come after them. reza sayah has the latest on the efforts to track down the suspects. >> reporter: pakistani authorities say they have made another set of arrests in connection with the shooting of 14-year-old malala, a police chief in a district one hour south of where malala was shot saying three people are in custody, he's callin
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